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Vishal Gulati

Should We Do Whole Genome Sequence of Every Newborn in the UK?

December 5, 2019

I enjoyed speaking to Azeem Azhar at Exponential View and Martin Varsavsky, one of Spain’s leading entrepreneurs, who most recently founded two businesses in the fertility space, Prelude and Overture Life about if it is a good idea to sequence everyone’s genome.
Don’t want to spoil your surprise but we mostly agreed 🙂

💡 Should we sequence everyone’s genome?

Listen now (22 min) | We’re hearing more about genome sequencing. More than 12M people have taken very basic genetic tests through direct-to-consumer services like 23andme. Last month, the British Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, laid out plans to undertake whole genome sequencing for all children at birth.